Just a Number: Best foods for your heart


Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food or processed meals.

You can also do your heart a favor by eating foods that help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation.

There are foods that have the most science behind their heart-healthy claims.

One of the top ones are oats, which can help reduce cholesterol. Make sure you are including them in your meals.

Also, eat more salmon, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids and critical in maintaining a healthy heart.

Shop in the produce section of your grocery and eat more leafy greens, which are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

Lastly, include more nuts and seeds in your diet, which are high in potassium, magnesium and other minerals known to reduce blood pressure.

These are all good for your heart.

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